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‘Twitter ban of RT ads part of coordinated attack on Russian media & freedom of speech’

Twitter’s decision to ban RT’s advertising is based on a discredited intelligence report and comes just as the public is losing interest in the crumbling Trump-Russia collusion case, experts interviewed by RT believe. Twitter has banned ads from RT and Sputnik, citing their alleged meddling in the 2016 US election, despite the fact that the company itself approached RT offering ...

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Twitter shares are skyrocketing after it says it might finally make money soon

It’s been quite a day for Twitter and the West Coast is barely past breakfast. Besides a surprise earnings beat and the decision to ban Russian media firms RT and Sputnik from its advertising platform, the day is also notable for Twitter’s share price jumping 15 percent in early trading on news it could be profitable before the end of ...

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Twitter admits it overestimated its user numbers

Twitter announced its Q3 financials today which included a surprise beat that could lead it to a quarter of actual profitability before 2017 is out, but there is also less positive news. The company admitted it had mistakenly counted users of Digits, the app it transferred to Google via the sale of its Fabric product in January, as part of its ...

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Twitter admits it overestimated its user numbers

Twitter announced its Q3 financials today which included a surprise beat that could lead it to a quarter of actual profitability before 2017 is out, but there is also less positive news. The company admitted it had mistakenly counted users of Digits, the app it transferred to Google via the sale of its Fabric product in January, as part of its ...

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NFL star roasts porn star turned-host Mia Khalifa over Twitter flirting attempt

Published time: 26 Oct, 2017 16:22 Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has trolled former porn star Mia Khalifa, now a sports talk-show host, for attempting to flirt with him on Twitter. Serial-prankster Khalifa, who makes a habit of playing sports stars for a fool when they think she is hitting on them, sent a flirty message to Smith-Schuster on ...

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Twitter bans Russia Today and Sputnik from advertising on its service

Twitter has banned Russian media companies Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik from advertising on its service after it found that both had “attempted to interfere with the [2016 U.S.] election on behalf of the Russian government” using the social network. “This decision was based on the retrospective work we’ve been doing around the 2016 U.S. election and the U.S. intelligence community’s ...

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Twitter announces policy decision to off-board advertising from all accounts owned by RT

Published time: 26 Oct, 2017 14:26 Edited time: 26 Oct, 2017 14:53 Twitter has banned RT and another Russian news outlet, Sputnik, from placing any advertisements. The action comes after they “attempted to interfere with the election on behalf of the Russian government.” The social network says it will give away money already earned from the two companies. “Early this ...

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Twitter gets a surprise beat in Q3 on sales of $590M and EPS of $0.10

Twitter reported its earnings this morning for Q3, and watchers of the company, used to seeing declines across the board, got an unexpected piece of news: the social media platform reported revenues of $ 590 million on adjusted earnings per share of $ 0.10. Total monthly active users for Q3 were 330 million, up 4 million from the prior quarter ...

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Bot-hunting Twitter bot sniffs out bogus political tweets

If you’ve ever wondered if the hashtag heavy, politically far afield Twitter user you’re about to eviscerate in 140 characters is totally delusional or merely not quite sentient, well, wonder no more. On Wenesday, Quartz just launched a handy Twitter bot known as @probabot_ to sort so much automated chaff from Twitter’s proverbial fields of wheat. Probabot identifies political tweets ...

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Journalist's ‘Russian wife’ Twitter dig betrays last acceptable prejudice

Published time: 25 Oct, 2017 17:15 A British journalist’s tweet, in which he makes an insinuation about a political donor’s wife for no other reason than the fact she is Russian, has left some asking whether he would be happy to treat other nationalities in the same way. Tim Walker is a journalist who most, beyond London’s chattering classes, will ...

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